The Carbon County Visitors Council needs your help. Submit your favorite photo taken in Carbon County into our bi-annual photo contest for the chance to win one of 3 cash prizes ($150 for 1st / $100 for 2nd / $50 for honorable mention). Your photos will be used to promote Carbon County, Wyoming as a travel destination to potential visitors to our area.
This is an ever changing event list that we update as we receive confirmed dates from event coordinators. We encourage you to contact event organizers to confirm details as event dates and times may change.
Hunting season has begun and the Carbon County Visitors’ Council is excited to launch the Carbon County Recreation and Trail Maps. CCVC partnered with Great Outdoor Consultants to create recreation and trail maps that are inclusive of all Carbon County outdoor resources.
CCVC has partnered with Visitor Engagement Academy to produce a training tool. The Carbon County Visitors’ Council is excited to provide a training tool for not only our tourism industry but for all Carbon County residents. The Carbon County Visitor Journey A2D program gives participants the tools to be a champion for visitors from the moment they arrive in Carbon County until they depart.
Let's explore one of those places: The Kennaday Peak Lookout Tower is located in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest. The fire tower is located atop Kennady Peak and to the east of Saratoga, Wyoming. The lookout sits at an altitude of 10,788 ft (3,288 m) and features a breathtaking view of the surrounding area including Barrett Ridge, the Platte River Valley, Pennock Mountain, Elk Mountain and Medicine Bow Peak.
I had driven the scenic byway between Laramie and Rawlins, Wyoming before and knew that spending a few nights somewhere in between was a must. Surrounded by the Medicine Bow National Forest, I knew that Saratoga would be the perfect destination. Eliza and I headed out early, left the traffic and city behind for the mountains with our swimsuits and fly rods in tow.
While much of the state’s tourism is contained in the national parks in the north, the southern half of the state enjoys a slower lifestyle. Driving along any of the highways connecting the small towns in Carbon County is reminiscent of the true Old West; dude ranches galore and fly fishing without competition.
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